Sunday, August 1, 2010

thanks and the weekend

Thank you so much to those of you who commented in response to my last post. It is never my intention to "whine" on my blog and your kind words mean a lot to me.

How was your weekend?

On Friday I had a date. I've been feeling very anti-dating lately but this guy had contacted me and asked me out so I figured, "Why not?" We decided to meet up at a bar in the East Village that I had never been to. I even tried going to a few places beforehand because I wanted a new dress to wear but I could not find anything I liked in my price range. I'd forgotten my lip gloss at home so I stopped by Duane Reade, bought some and applied it quickly before planting myself nervously in front of the bar.

Then he showed up and I knew within a few minutes that he wasn't for me.

Two hours later I was on my way home feeling just a bit deflated. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Yesterday morning I boarded the subway and headed up to the Bronx for a volunteering project. We took several children currently living in a transitional shelter on a big yellow school bus to the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus on Coney Island. The circus was in a blue and yellow striped tent and with the venue smaller then Madison Square Garden (where we took them last spring) we were really up close in the action. At one point, my buddy, a very shy girl who (for a while) I thought could only speak Spanish, looked at me and said "Can you do dat?" We were watching two guys do lots of martial arts and tricks with swords, bending rods, and one even jumped through a fiery hoop laden with swords - blindfolded.

Today I went to the beach in Connecticut. I tell you there are two things that elevate my spirit: seeing a new place and going to the beach. Today I got both as I'd never been to a Connecticut beach before. I'm already planning my next beach excursion.

Hope you all had a great weekend.


Little Match Girl said...

Don't be down about the dating, we ahve all been there and good for you for going out even if you were feeling down about it!
That trip to the circus sounds great! Who do you volunteer with?

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

oh my. i am still thinking about those white flops!

MCW said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Bad dates are bummers...but always something to laugh at!